August 12, 2020, 11:48 pmIvica ZubacC, Los Angeles Clippers
Ivica Zubac held his own against Nikola Jokic on Wednesday, registering his 10th double-double of the season with 15 points (7-of-9 shooting) with 12 rebounds and two assists.
Zubac has managed to play quite well in the absence of Montrezl Harrell in the Clippers' seeding games in Orlando and has upped his averages enough to post usable late mid-round value. It's been a pleasant surprise, but once Harrell clears quarantine, the honeymoon will end and Zubac will see a clear decline in production.
August 12, 2020, 11:44 pmKawhi LeonardSF, Los Angeles Clippers
Kawhi Leonard dropped 26 points (9-of-16 FG, 7-of-8 FT) in Wednesday night's win over the Nuggets, adding five rebounds, one 3-pointer, three assists and two steals.
Leonard has been in playoff mode from the get-go since the season resumed in the Orlando campus. This was just another night at the office for one of the league's best two-way players, who regularly delivers top-10 value as long as he's on the court.
August 12, 2020, 11:39 pmPaul GeorgeSF, Los Angeles Clippers
Paul George (rest) looked good in his return to action on Wednesday night, leading the Clippers to a 124-111 win over the Nuggets with a game-high 27 points on 9-of-20 shooting from the field.
PG13 was solid in his triumphant return, chipping in four rebounds, four assists, four triples and three steals to round out his impressive line for the night. The rest did him well and as long as George is on the floor and playing, expect top-15 caliber performances from him night in and night out.
August 11, 2020, 6:19 pmPatrick BeverleyPG, Los Angeles Clippers
Patrick Beverley (left calf strain), Montrezl Harrell (quarantine) and Landry Shamet (foot) have all been ruled out of Wednesday's game against the Nuggets.
With all three players on the sideline, it will be Reggie Jackson handling the majority of the point guard minutes, while Ivica Zubac will continue to handle the load at center. Both are worth rostering in standard formats.
Source: Mark Medina on Twitter
August 10, 2020, 12:18 amMarcus MorrisPF, Los Angeles Clippers
Marcus Morris scores 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting in 31 minutes of action in a loss to the Nets on Sunday.
Morris got off to a rocky start with the Clippers after having a great start to the season with the Knicks, but he has turned things around in the bubble with some efficient performances. He has produced fourth round value over his last four games as we are starting to see him perform like the player that the Clippers traded for.
August 10, 2020, 12:14 amLou WilliamsSG, Los Angeles Clippers
Lou Williams put up 18 points on 5-of-13 shooting with two steals in Sunday's loss to the Nets.
Williams added three rebounds, three assists, two triples and one block in 23 minutes of action. He was more of a points and assists specialist for deeper leagues this season as he saw his usage dip with the additions of Paul George and Kawhi Leonard. He will likely maintain that deeper league role for the remainder of the seeding games.
August 10, 2020, 12:06 amIvica ZubacC, Los Angeles Clippers
Ivica Zubac put up eight points with 15 boards in 25 minutes of action in a loss to the Nets on Sunday.
Zubac has maintained middle-round value in the bubble due to his rebounding, blocks and field goal percentage. He has taken advantage of the absence of Montrezl Harrell, but he will still be a deeper league rebounding specialist upon his return.
August 10, 2020, 12:02 amTerance MannPG, Los Angeles Clippers
Terance Mann played well off the bench on Sunday with a career-high 14 points on 6-of-7 shooting in 23 minutes of action.
Mann is starting to get into a rhythm as a role player on this team and it will be interesting to see what his role is heading into the playoffs. He added three rebounds and two 3-pointers to the box score. He could be an interesting add in 16-plus team dynasty leagues.
August 9, 2020, 11:56 pmKawhi LeonardSF, Los Angeles Clippers
Kawhi Leonard put up 39 points on 14-of-25 shooting with six assists and four steals in a 129-120 loss to the Nets on Sunday.
Leonard was carrying the offense as the Clippers were without Paul George and Patrick Beverley for this one. He looks like he is in playoff form as we are approaching the end of the seeding games, so the reigning NBA Finals MVP will be on a quest to bring a title to Los Angeles.
August 9, 2020, 1:13 pmPatrick BeverleyPG, Los Angeles Clippers
Patrick Beverley (left calf strain) has been ruled out of Sunday's game vs. the Nets.
Beverley didn't play in Saturday's game vs. the Blazers and this will be his third straight game missed. Reggie Jackson will start in another game while the Clippers are focused on making sure that Beverley is ready and healthy for the playoffs.
Source: Andrew Greif on Twitter
August 9, 2020, 1:07 pmPaul GeorgeSF, Los Angeles Clippers
Paul George (rest) has been ruled out of Sunday's matchup vs. Nets.
The Clippers are a lock for the playoffs and so there's no reason to play George big minutes, or in this case, any minutes at all. He was on a minutes restriction yesterday vs. the Blazers but he'll just sit the entire game out on Sunday. He'll likely be back in the lineup for the Clippers' matchup vs. the Nuggets on Wednesday.
Source: Andrew Greif on Twitter
August 8, 2020, 4:11 pmJaMychal GreenPF, Los Angeles Clippers
JaMychal Green came within two rebounds of a double-double, ending with 13 points and eight rebounds to go with one steal and one block in 20 minutes on Saturday.
Green continues to be a consistent producer off the Clippers bench. He has now scored in double-digits in three consecutive games, putting up a combined 33 points to go with 17 rebounds in that time. Known for his solid rebounding numbers, Green is also a sneaky source of 3-pointers from the power forward position and is worth a look as a streaming option on most nights.
August 8, 2020, 4:03 pmLou WilliamsSG, Los Angeles Clippers
Lou Williams saw just 18 minutes of action in Saturday's victory over the Blazers, totaling 12 points along with two rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block.
In only his third game since rejoining the team, Williams was clearly still limited but did finish with a somewhat well-rounded line. Until he is back to his full complement of playing time, Williams is a tough player to advocate for in competitive formats, unless you are simply chasing points.
August 8, 2020, 3:54 pmPaul GeorgeSF, Los Angeles Clippers
Paul George was benched down the stretch as part of his management plan but still led the Clippers with 21 points, six rebounds, four assists and two steals in 28 minutes on Saturday.
George was limited to 28 minutes and head coach Doc Rivers was certainly a man of his word. Despite the game hanging in the balance, George was pulled from the court but not after another strong performance. He has looked fantastic thus far during his time in Orlando and should continue to be a consistent second-round producer the rest of the way.
August 8, 2020, 3:48 pmReggie JacksonPG, Los Angeles Clippers
Reggie Jackson started at point guard on Saturday, finishing with 17 points on 6-of-14 shooting to go with five assists and two rebounds in 35 minutes of playing time.
With Patrick Beverley (left calf strain) on the sidelines, Jackson moved back into the starting lineup. He was one of six players to score in double-digits for the Clippers, helping them to an unlikely victory. Jackson is fine to stream in until Beverley returns, however, his long-term value is far from uplifting.